Stroke-Prevention Guidelines for Women by AHA

Stroke risk rises with age, and women tend to live longer than men. Women are also more likely to be living by themselves when they have a stroke, to have a more complicated and prolonged recovery, and to require assisted living or institutionalized care after suffering a stroke.

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Am I Having a Heart Attack?

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, which is why it is imperative that women learn the warning signs and symptoms, see a doctor regularly, and learn their family history.

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Identifying Stroke Signals While Exercising

Stroke attack, is a lack of blood flow to the brain. Lack of oxygen and nutrients to a small or large portion of the brain can result in tissue injury or death. Stroke symptoms usually come suddenly, within minutes to an hour. They may come and go, go away entirely, or get progressively worse over several hours. If the symptoms go away completely in a short time (fewer than 24 hours), the episode is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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Going Citrus Way to Protect the Heart

In a recent study, researchers have identified a compound found in oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits that may lower a woman’s risk of stroke.
 Flavonoids have been shown to improve blood vessel function in addition to their myriad and powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. Read on....

 
 

Top 10 Healthy Celebration Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is a time of celebration of love you share with your friends, family and loved ones. None of us would like to jeopardize the days with wrong eating and end up paying through health problems. A minor dietary mishap is only a bump in the road and should not derail your efforts. Read on....

 
 

Exercising With Heart Disease

Although discomfort during exercise is a principal reason that patients with heart failure seek medical care, exercise training is safe and can benefit these patients, according to the American Heart Association. Read on....

 

 

Foods for a healthy heart

Any woman looking out for a heart healthy diet should eat foods that help obtain or maintain healthy levels of cholesterol and lipids (fatty molecules). Besides a heart healthy diet should promote healthy level of blood pressure and promote maintenance of weight. Read on....

 
 

Yoga for a Healthy Heart

Eight million women today are living with heart disease, and they're developing it at younger and younger ages. Stress is considered to be a major contributing factor. Yoga is a gentle form of exercise. It is not normally aerobic, and does not place a strain on the heart or other organs. A wide variety of yoga positions can be done in bed, sitting down, lying on the floor or standing. Read on....

 
 

Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Pregnancy is one of the physiological conditions that places a considerable burden on the heart, forcing it to work harder for a significantly long period - nine months. While a normal heart is quite capable of taking this extra workload right in its stride, a diseased one may not be able to cope. Different kinds of heart disease may cause different problems during pregnancy. Read on....

 
 
 
 
 

Top 10 preventive guidelines for a stroke

A stroke or brain attack occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or artery, or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When a brain attack occurs, it kills brain cells in the immediate area. Doctors call this area of dead cells an infarct. These cells usually die within minutes to a few hours after the stroke starts in order to reserve the current rise in disability and death associated with stroke. Read on....

 
 

Top 10 Steps to lower risk of Heart disease

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood and its essential cargo of oxygen and nutrients around the body. Like all muscles, it needs oxygen to work properly. Its supply comes in via the two powerful coronary arteries that network deep into the heart muscle. When something goes wrong with this supply, the condition is life threatening. Read on....

 
 

Top 10 Commandments For A Healthy Heart

To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and partner organizations are sponsoring a national campaign called The Heart Truth®. The campaign's goal is to give women a personal and urgent wakeup call about their risk of heart disease. The campaign is especially aimed at women ages 40 to 60, the age when a woman's risk of heart disease starts to rise. Read on....